With Wellington's Outposts

The Peninsular and Waterloo Letters of John Vandeleur

Author: Andrew Bamford

Publisher: Frontline Books

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Category: History

Page: 224

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The author has done a quite outstanding job of editing and footnoting this rare memoir . . . this will be of genuine interest to the Peninsular War historian or enthusiast.' Philip Haythornthwaite??John Vandeleur's letters home to his mother are a lively and engaging account of active service during the Napoleonic Wars, recounting everything from day-to-day life on campaign to the experience of pitched battle at Vitoria and Waterloo. ??As first a light infantryman and then a light cavalryman, Vandeleur was frequently on the outposts of Wellington's forces, in frequent contact with the French and often obliged to live a rough-and-ready lifestyle as a result. The conditions that he endured, and the camaraderie that sustained him, are vividly recounted in this fascinating collection _ previously only available in an extremely rare private publication over a century ago. ??Expertly edited and enhanced with contemporary documents and commentary by Andrew Bamford, this is an outstanding contribution to our understanding of the Peninsular War and Waterloo campaign.

With Wellington's Outposts

The Peninsular and Waterloo Letters of John Vandeleur

Author: Andrew Bamford

Publisher: Frontline Books

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Category: History

Page: 224

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The author has done a quite outstanding job of editing and footnoting this rare memoir . . . this will be of genuine interest to the Peninsular War historian or enthusiast.' Philip Haythornthwaite??John Vandeleur's letters home to his mother are a lively and engaging account of active service during the Napoleonic Wars, recounting everything from day-to-day life on campaign to the experience of pitched battle at Vitoria and Waterloo. ??As first a light infantryman and then a light cavalryman, Vandeleur was frequently on the outposts of Wellington's forces, in frequent contact with the French and often obliged to live a rough-and-ready lifestyle as a result. The conditions that he endured, and the camaraderie that sustained him, are vividly recounted in this fascinating collection _ previously only available in an extremely rare private publication over a century ago. ??Expertly edited and enhanced with contemporary documents and commentary by Andrew Bamford, this is an outstanding contribution to our understanding of the Peninsular War and Waterloo campaign.

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Outposts

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Outpost

Magazine of the British South Africa Police

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Arena

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1815, the Waterloo Campaign : the German Victory

From Waterloo to the Fall of Napoleon

Author: Peter Hofschröer

Publisher: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal

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Category: History

Page: 384

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-- Demonstrates the decisive German contribution to victory at Waterloo -- Unpublished German eyewitness accounts and regimental reports -- Covers the battles of Waterloo, Wavre and the taking of Paris Peter Hofschroer, in this second volume of his masterly study of 1815, challenges the accepted version of events at the battle of Waterloo. He demonstrates convincingly that Allied victory was due not to steadfast British infantry repelling the French, but to the timely arrival of Prussian troops who stole victory from Napoleon and sealed the fate of the last Grande Armee. Drawing on previously unpublished accounts, Hofschroer gives not only the Prussian perspective of their march to Waterloo and decisive attack on Napoleon's flank, but also details of the actions fought by some of the 25,000 Germans in Wellington's 'British' army -- more than a third of the Duke's force. A gripping narrative of astonishing detail captures such key episodes of Waterloo as La Haye Sainte, Papelotte, Hougoumont and the Prussian struggle with the Imperial Guard for Plancenoit. In addition, Hofschroer examines the battle at Wavre, the Allied offensive into France, the taking of Paris and the sieges across northern France. 1815: The Waterloo Campaign-The German Victory is a definitive work on an epic confrontation by one of today's leading military writers.

Waterloo

The Hundred Days

Author: David G. Chandler

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Category: Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815

Page: 224

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The Battle of Waterloo is one of the most decisive battles in history. The defeat of Napoleon finally brought to an end the career of one of the greatest and most charismatic men of all time and signalled a crucial change in the balance of power in Europe.

Wellington's Officers

Author: Douglas Herbert Bell

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Wellington's Headquarters

A Study of the Administrative Problems in the Peninsula, 1809-1814

Author: Stephen George Peregrine Ward

Publisher: London, Oxford U.P

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Category: Great Britain

Page: 219

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